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How To Make Eggy Bread

Call it what you will - eggy bread, French toast, yumurtalı ekmek. Whatever name you give it, it's a simple but very satisfying brunch.
Course Breakfast / Brunch
Cuisine British, French, Turkish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 340kcal
Author Turkey's For Life


  • 4 thick slices stale bread around 50 g in total
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for frying
  • 1 knob butter for frying
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes optional
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp dried mint
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Crack your eggs onto a large plate.
  • Add the chilli flakes, cumin, mint, salt & pepper.
  • Gently beat the mixture with a fork.
  • Begin to gently heat your oil & butter together in a frying pan.
  • Take your slices of bread & place them in the egg mixture.
  • Turn them over, making sure the bread is fully coated on each side.
  • Now turn the heat to medium & swirl the oil & butter to cover the base of the pan.
  • Place each slice of bread into the oil & butter mix (you may have to do this in batches, depending on the size of your pan).
  • Fry for 3-4 minutes on each side until your eggy bread is golden and cooked to your liking.


  • This is a basic, savoury eggy bread recipe common in both British and Turkish cuisine.
  • If you like, you can add a little milk or grated cheese to your egg mixture before you fry it. Alternatively, some people like to add sweet toppings, too, such as honey.
  • Standard Turkish bread is light and airy. French or Italian bread is also suitable for eggy bread recipes if you can't get Turkish bread.
  • Please note: Nutritional information uses approximate values.